Embassy Legalisation

Consular Legalisation, Apostille And Visa Services In Dublin and Ireland

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Consular legalisation can be a very time consuming and complex procedure for someone that is doing it for the first time. Our Company makes daily visits to embassies as part of our Visa, Apostille, and Translation Business, and we have years of experience in dealing with the consulates of most major countries.

We constantly update our information to reflect any new changes that consulates implement. We can, therefore, offer great peace of mind by ensuring a reliable, confidential, and on-time service for both private and corporate clients.

WHAT IS CONSULAR LEGALISATION?

Consular legalisation is part of the process of authenticating a document It is required by many countries even after documents have been Notarised and Legalised by an Apostille locally.

We deal with many consular legalisations through our sister companies working in visa services, certified translations, and document legalisations, and we have the best knowledge in any aspect of handling such documents for any country in the world.

APPOSTILLISATION OF A DOCUMENT COPY

In the majority of cases, issuance of an Apostille stamp is carried out on document copies, certified by a notary (these may be personal document copies: birth, death, wedding, divorce certificates, diplomas, other certificates, etc., as well as copies of legal entity incorporation documents – statutes, statutory agreements, Tax Authority Registration Certificates, etc., as well as many other documents) or documents prepared by a notary (for example, power of attorney, child travel consent, etc.

Costs and terms of the above-mentioned services:

Legalisation typeTerms of implementationPrice per document
Attachment of an “Apostille stamp in the MFA office in Dublin”1 working day40 Euro + courier + cost of Notarisation

APOSTILLISATION OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

In addition, an Apostille stamp may be put on the original documents issued by various government authorities. In the territory of the State, for example, an “Apostille” stamp on original educational documents is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Costs and terms of the above-mentioned services in Ireland (example):

Legalisation typeTerms of implementationPrice per document
Attachment of an “Apostille stamp in the MFA office in Dublin”1 working day40 Euro + courier + cost of Notarisation

Note: the price is higher due to the fact that we had not performed preparation/translation service on the document.

IS TRANSLATION NECESSARY?

In most countries, with few exceptions, there exists a universal rule – the authorities take into consideration only the documents issued in the official language of their country. This means that the translation of the document is required in any case.

There are a couple of options for the legalisation of the translation of the document. The first option is that the document can be translated beforehand so that it can be legalised along with the original document in the origin country. The second option is to have our international offices or partner companies in the destination country translate and certify the document. Because the certification of the Translators Statement is done in the destination country, it does not require foreign legalisation (though the original still does) and is therefore usually a cheaper option.

As a result of our vast experience legalising documents, we have developed a simple method to identify our customers’ needs and recommend the following steps.

The customer should send in a scan or clear photo of their document(s) and the purpose for their enquiry. If you have a smartphone, download a scanning app (Scannable) or use the camera to take a photo. Once we receive the document we can quickly quote you and advise you on how to move forward. The first step is a quick review of the type of legalisation needed and then we can recommend the following steps depending on your needs: translation, notarisation, legalisation of the document by the embassy of the country that issued it, or legalisation by apostille which must be done by the issuing country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Because of our presence in numerous countries around the world, as well as our partnership with other international agencies, we have the capabilities to carry out whatever is necessary.